Theatre Professor John Kelly of Elmira College joins us to talk about his new play ‘Battles Lost and Won’ which premieres February 23 and 24 in Arnot Art Museum. An all-student cast tells the story of veterans of World War II who return home to face wildfires threatening their homes.
The Arnot Art Museum hosts the premiere of a new play, ‘Aide et Reconfort’ by Elmira College professor John J. Kelly. The title is a reference to French citizens who were suspected of giving “aid and comfort” to the Nazi forces occupying France, and how the French Resistance dealt with them. We hear from Professor Kelly about his historical research to write this play, and also from actor Sophie Poost, a sociology and anthropology major, whose studies inform her role as a member of the Resistance. http://wskg.org/audio/aide.mp3